Anna was our second adoption through Gladney's Russia program. As with our first adoption, we went to Russia unaware if we were to meet another son or a daughter. When they brought Anna to us, she was so tiny with huge blue eyes. She was almost crawling despite being so little and had so much energy. We were over the moon and could not wait to bring her back to Texas. We made so many wonderful relationships in Pskov and were fortunate to host the judge who made us a family in our home once when the officials came to the U.S. We are so grateful for our beautiful daughter.
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Gladney has always been part of my life. We always participated in the GFA parties and events and I was always on the runway at Blossoms in the Dust. I am happy to share my adoption story with others, as it is part of who I am.
Anna was always active in her church and school. She participated in basketball and soccer, was a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America, for which she participated in the state competition for her project on financial literacy among teens. Anna was on the Youth Leadership Council of her church, went on numerous mission trips, volunteered with various programs such as VBC, and played the drums in the youth band. She is an avid photographer and loves to attend music festivals and concerts. She is headed to college in the fall.
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